Lake Bunyonyi is a charming lake dotted with little islands in Western Uganda. The terraced landscape and vibrant colors make it almost cartoonish.
From Kabale, take a taxi or bodaboda to Orutindo Market (8 km, 20-25 minutes). From Orutindo you can hire a canoe or motorboat to the destination of your choice.
the best - and partially only - way to get around is a trip on water: with motor boat (look for alfred Kyasiimire and his boat "kyabakasa" - greet from "kirangara" thomas) or with canoe (look for the lame didus - he is a good driver!). They can bring you around and show the beautiful islands, take you to different places where you can relax and finally decide where to stay. At "Craterbay Cottages" you find "orutido car rental". For a reasonable price you can hire a car and get around the lake to kisoro, the volcanoes, the queen Elisabetz NP, …).
There is a lot to see at Lake Bunyonyi. You can tour all the 29 islands, you can visit the "zoo" on governers island, to visit the BaTwa and see their cultural show (50 min. with motoboat), you can visit a wonderful place called Kirangara - Lost Paradise Beach, and stay there. Ot to undertake a Motor Boat tour and enjoy "island - jumping". You can see an incredible amount of different birds - Lake Bunyonyi hosts the half of worlds species!
You can make visits to local homes, village stays and tours to the gorillas, the volcanoes and Bwindi NP as well as the hotsprings near Kabale. And of course: swimming and canoeing!
Opposite of Orutindo there is a new Rastamans bar: ask for Clay Mutatina
There are restaurants in different price categories: you can visit the exclusive BIRDNEST or the local Craterbay Cottages Restaurant. Also on all the Resorts and campsites you find something to eat.
The water from the lake is very clean. But it is not advised for foreigners to drink it - unless it is boiled. All the restaurants and campsites have a wide offer of drinks - dependent on your budget.
You can also experience the local sorghum beer: Obushera or Amarwua. Or the local Banana - wine, as well as the brandy of it: waraghi
Medical threatment is available in every town and drugshops almost in every village. There is a small hospital at the lake.
to get out of uganda you use the same means as to come in: by car, foot (katuna), plane, bus, taxi… You can continue your trip to one of the neighbour countries: Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Congo, Tanzania and continue to explore Central and Eastern Africa!. Good contacts for tours as well as fraveladvises and ideas you find at the local agency uganda-travel.jimdo.com